Friday, November 30, 2012

V-Reds Grind Out Road Win

The University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds spotted the Dalhousie Tigers the first goal of the game but came back to pick up a 5-2 victory. With the win - their 7th in a row - the V-Reds not only improve their record to 12-3-0, but also maintain sole possession of first place in the conference heading into tomorrow night's match-up with the second place Acadia Axemen.

Scoring for the Varsity Reds were Tyler Carroll (assisted by Culligan and Swan on the power play), Bryce Swan (assisted by Braes and Culligan on the power play), Stefan Salituro with his first of the year unassisted, Carroll (Swan) with his second of the game, and Nick MacNeil (in an empty net unassisted). The game was tied 1-1 after one period and UNB led 3-1 after two.

- Chad Denny replaced Ben Wright in the line-up. Taylor MacDougall and Luke Lynes remained out.

- Denny and Dalhousie's Shea Kewin both received 5 minute fighting majors and game misconducts in the second period.

- Dan LaCosta made 11 saves in net to improve his record to 9-0 on the season. By contrast UNB fired 40 shots at the Dalhousie goal.

- UNB was 2 for 6 on the power play. Dalhousie was 1 for 4. 

- In other AUS action tonight St. FX gained a road victory over Moncton 4-3 in overtime, Acadia kept pace with UNB as they defeated UPEI 3-1 at home in a game that featured almost 160 minutes in penalties, and Saint Mary's defeated St. Thomas 3-2 in a shootout in Fredericton.